AIDS/Lifecycle | Packing List

Preparing & training for the AIDS/Lifecycle [San Francisco’s AIDS Ride] can be a difficult task to master. Yet with a proper packing list, your 545 mile bicycle journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles, can run much smoother ….

Bike Gear / Luggage:

  • (7) Pairs of Bike Socks
  • (3 – 7) Bike Jerseys
  • (2) Polypropylene/Wool/Silk Base layers
  • (1) Gortex  / Waterproof Cycling Jacket
  • (1) Wool Beanie
  • (3 – 7) Cycling Bibs / Bike shorts
  • (1) Pair Loose Fitting Casual Shorts
  • (1) Pair of Loose Fitting Sweat Pants
  • (3) Tank Tops / T-shirts
  • (1) Pair of comfortable shoes/flip flops (for in camp)
  • (1) Swimsuit / Speedo
  • (3) Bike Caps
  • (1) Sweat Shirt / Wool Bike Jersey
  • (2) Pairs of Sunglasses
  • (2) Pairs of Cycling Gloves
  • (2) Pairs Arm Warmers 
  • (1) Pair of Leg Warmers
  • (1) Set of Pajamas
  • (1) *Civilian Outfit
  • *[ The Civilian Outfit is for the day after you have completed your AIDS Ride [if possible – send civilian clothing with whomever is meeting you at closing ceremonies / finish line.]

Bicycle & Bike Seat Bag Accessories [or carry on person].

  • 1 Bike Pump
  • 1 Allen Wrench
  • 1 Bicycle Inner tube Patch Kit
  • 2 Presto to Schrader Valve Adapters
  • 2 Inner tubes
  • 2 Wide Mouth Water Bottles
  • 1 Spoke Wrench
  • 1 Set of Tire Irons
  • 1 Roll of Quarters ($10.00)
  • 1 Set of Spare Bike Cleats.
  • 1 of 2 Large Plastic  Heavy Duty Trash Bags (emergency rain gear)
  • 1000 mg. Ibuprofen
  • 1 Lip Balm
  • 1 Sharpie Black Ink Marker (to mark holes in inner tubes when patching and/or to collect fellow cyclist’s information).

Packing List Toiletries:

  • 7 razors
  • 2 Lip balm
  • 1 Small Bottle of Ibuprofen
  • 3 Pairs of Ear Plugs
  • 7 Hotel Sized (small) Shampoo Bottles
  • 7 Small Tubes of Tooth Paste
  • 2 Small Hand  towels [a large towel will have no time to dry].
  • 2 Tooth Brushes
  • 1 bottle of 40+ Sunscreen
  • Antihistamine (if you have allergies)
  • Condoms & Lube
  • Tampons
  • 1 Small Bottle of Bug Repellent
  • 1 Small First Aid Kit
  • 1 Small Toiletrie Bag [to carry items each day to the shower].

 Nutritional Supplements:

  • 14 Individually Packaged Electrolyte Supplements [Ex. Hammer Perpetuem].
  • 7 Individually Packaged Recovery Drink Supplements [Ex. Endurox R4].
  • 14 Individually Packaged Daily Vitamin Supplements
  • 14 Carbohydrate Gels / Shots / Gu [Ex. Hammer Gel].

Bike  “In Camp” Accessories:

  • 1 Set of Playing Cards – Small Chess Game, etc.
  • 1 Swiss Army Knife
  • 1 Note Pad/Address Book & Three Pens
  • 1 Flash Light (with extra Batteries)
  • 1 Cell Phone & Charger [bring additional car charger as backup]
  • 1 30 Degree Sleeping Bag
  • 1 Small Inflatable Pillow
  • 2 Large Plastic  Heavy Duty Trash Bags
  • 5 Strong Plastic Tent Stakes
  • 7 Clothes Pins
  • 10 feet of Thin Rope [emergency clothes line].
  • 1 Meditation Device [ Ex. book, music, prayer beads].
  • Distinctive Decorations for your Tent [so you can find it].
  • 1 Battery Operated Alarm Clock (extra set of batteries).
  • 4 Sets of Wooden Chopsticks
  • 1 Cow Bell or Noise Making Device [for cheering on other cyclist at the finish line].

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